Anjali Bansal is the non-executive Chairperson of Dena Bank. She is also the founder of Avaana Capital, a fund platform that invests in and supports exceptional entrepreneurs in their scaling up journey. She was previously global Partner and Managing Director with TPG Growth PE, Spencer Stuart India CEO, and strategy consultant with McKinsey and Co in New York and India. She started her career as an engineer.
She serves as an independent non-executive director on the public boards of GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Pharmaceuticals India, Bata India Limited, Tata Power, Voltas, and is on the Advisory Board of the Columbia University Global Centre’s, South Asia. Previously, she chaired the India board of Women's World Banking, a leading global livelihood-promoting institution and continues to be an advisor to SEWA.
She heads NITI Aayog Women Entrepreneurship Platform Investment Council, serves on the managing committee of the Indian Venture Capital Association, and is a mentor to Facebook SheLeadsTech.
An active contributor to the dialogue on corporate governance and diversity, Anjali co-founded and chaired the FICCI Centre for Corporate Governance program for Women on Corporate Boards. She serves on the managing committee of the Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry. She is a member of the Young Presidents' Organization.
She has been listed as one of the “Most Powerful Women in Indian Business” by India’s leading publication, Business Today, and as one of the “Most Powerful Women in Business” by Fortune India. She is a frequent speaker at forums such as HBS India Conference, Columbia University, Stanford GSB, Facebook, LinkedIn, VC Circle, IVCA Conclave, Women Corporate Directors, and others.
She has a Bachelors in Computer Engineering from Gujarat University and a Masters in International Finance and Business from Columbia University.